Copts and the West, 1439-1822 by Alastair Hamilton
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Copts and the West, 1439-1822
By Alastair Hamilton

The Copts and the West, 1439-1822

The European Discovery of the Egyptian Church

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Copts and the West, 1439-1822 by Alastair Hamilton

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In seventeenth-century Europe the Copts, or the Egyptian members of the Church of Alexandria, were widely believed to hold the key to an ancient wisdom and an ancient theology. Their language was thought to lead to the deciphering of the hieroglyphs and their Church to retain traces of early Christian practices as well as early Egyptian customs. This book, the first full-length study of the subject, discusses the attempts of Catholic missionaries to force the Church of Alexandria into union with the Church of Rome and the slow accumulation of knowledge of Coptic beliefs, undertaken by Catholics and Protestants. It ends with a survey of the study of the Coptic language in the West and of the uses to which it was put by Biblical scholars, antiquarians, theologians and Egyptologists.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199288779
ISBN-10: 0199288771
Format: Hardback
(223mm x 145mm x 26mm)
Pages: 360
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 27-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Copts and the West, 1439-1822 by Alastair Hamilton Copts and the West, 1439-1822, Paperback (December 2014)

This first full study of the subject discusses how 17C Catholic missionaries tried to force the Copts (Egyptian members of the Church of Alexandria) into union with the Church of Rome, and the slow accumulation of knowledge of Coptic beliefs, undertaken by Catholics and Protestants. Includes a survey of the study of the Coptic language in the West.

Literature and Evil by Alastair Hamilton Literature and Evil, Paperback (June 2012)

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Arcadian Library by Alastair Hamilton Arcadian Library, Hardback (April 2011)

This book surveys the main holdings of a major private library devoted to published works and documents produced in Europe concerning the Arab and Islamic world. Travel reports, history, religion, science, languages, and literature are all covered in what is both an introduction to the whole field and a scholarly reference work.

Apocryphal Apocalypse by Alastair Hamilton Apocryphal Apocalypse, Hardback (September 1999)

The first study of the reception of the apocryphal Second Book of Esdras (4 Ezra) from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century. The author discusses the concepts of biblical apocrypha and canonicity in connection with the increasingly critical attitude to religious authority which developed with the humanists and intensified with the Reformation.

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Author Biography - Alastair Hamilton

Educated at Eton and King's College Cambridge. Taught at the University of Urbino from 1977 to 1992, Professor of the History of the Radical Reformation at the University of Amsterdam from1987 to 2001, and Dr. C. Louise Thijssen-Schoute Professor of the History of Ideas at Leiden University from 1985 to 2005. Now Arcadian Visiting Research Professor at the School of Advanced Study, London University, attached to the Warburg Institute and General Editor of the Arcadian Series (London/Oxford). Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy.

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